For nearly 50 years, Bruce Springsteen has been an icon within the music industry. With his working class tales that relate to the everyday lives of many, and his ability to stand the test of time and remain relevant has given him a culturally significant standing. The impact of ‘The Boss’ can never be understated. From arena-made anthems such as Born In the USA and Dancing In the Dark, to the sullen Atlantic City and The River, Springsteen truly does have something for everyone in his catalogue.
Aside from making really great music, there are also a number of collectors items and rarities out in the wild, and we do see them here from time to time. Below are a few highlights we currently have in stock, and you can see our full range at eil.com
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BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN The ‘Live’ – The Legend Comes Alive (Super rare 1986 Japanese Special DJ Copy 10-track promotional-only LP sampler with custom labels, unique sepia tinged Bruce portrait pasted sleeve with release details on the back for the Japanese market. Both sleeve and label list the first three songs on the B-side in the incorrect order, this copy also includes a one page correction sheet. The sleeve displays just a little light general wear and the vinyl appears in near ‘as new’ condition. Extremely rare & increasingly hard to find in such condition! XDAP-93156).
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Hungry Heart (Scarce 1980 Japanese CBS Sony white label promo sample 2-track 7″ vinyl single, also including Held Up Without A Gun. This original pressing is issued with its WITHDRAWN colour picture insert of a close-up portrait of Bruce – subsequentlyreplaced with the more common ‘boardwalk’ sleeve. Allegedly Bruce was not happy with the photograph to be used, hence it was pulled at his request. The insert displays minimal wear with some light foxing mostly on the back, whilst the vinyl looks barely played. An outstanding example and the first we have seen in five years! 07SP511).
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle (Rare 1974 Japanese first press 7-track LP, including some of The Boss’ finest work with tracks such as 4th Of July & the anthemic Rosalita, issued in the withdrawn pastedpicture sleeve which features a black & white band photograph on the back [later replaced with a colour one], complete with fold-out Japanese/lyric insert & obi-strip. The sleeve & obi both displays minimal wear whilst the vinyl has only a fewlight signs of play SOPL-239).
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- Bruce Springsteen - The River - Complete - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £20.00, $24.80, €22.80 (New Item) (arrived 27-Jan-2023 15:48)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN The River (1980 UK 20-track double vinyl LP, including Hungry Heart & Independence Day, housed in a single pocket picture sleeve with illustrated inners, discography insert & fold-out lyric sheet. The sleeve shows just a littlelight shelfwear & the vinyl looks barely played)
- Bruce Springsteen - Brilliant Disguise + Poster - UK - 12" vinyl - £20.00, $24.80, €22.80 (New Item) (arrived 29-Dec-2022 10:04)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Brilliant Disguise (1987 UK limited edition 12" vinyl single, also including Lucky Man. The vinyl looks barely played issued in the matt variant picture sleeve which has signs of ringwear complete with the fold-out poster)
- Bruce Springsteen - Hungry Heart - UK - 7" picture disc - £20.00, $24.80, €22.80 (New Item) (arrived 22-Dec-2022 13:44)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Hungry Heart (1995 UK limited edition 7" Picture Disc single, also including the previously unreleased 'Streets Of Philadelphia' recorded live at Sony Studios, New York in May 1995. The disc comes issued in the customscreen-printed clear PVC sleeve with the individually numbered picture insert)
- Bruce Springsteen - Dancing In The Dark - Tea Stained - UK - shaped picture disc - £35.00, $43.40, €39.90 (New Item) (arrived 23-Dec-2022 13:46)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Dancing In The Dark (Rare 1984 UK limited edition 'Cadillac' Shaped 7" Picture Disc single, also including 'Pink Cadillac'. This example has a 'tea-stained' appearance, this happened often to pressings of this type from the 1980s. During the pressing process they were over heated, over time the clear area of the disc changes colour to a smokey brown, however this has no effect on play. The disc comes issued in a clear PVC sleeve WA4436)
- Bruce Springsteen - Streets Of Philadelphia - Hype Stickered - UK - 12" picture disc - £40.00, $49.60, €45.60 (New Item) (arrived 23-Dec-2022 14:00)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Streets Of Philadelphia (1994 UK limited edition 4-track 12" Picture Disc EP featuring music from the soundtrack to the film, also including live versions of Growing Up, If I Should Fall Behind and The Big Muddy recorded for MTV, within a hype & barcode stickered clear PVC sleeve)
- Bruce Springsteen - I'm On Fire - UK - shaped picture disc - £50.00, $62.00, €57.00 (New Item) (arrived 23-Dec-2022 14:02)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN I'm On Fire (Rare 1984 UK limited edition 'US flag' shaped 7" Picture Disc single, also including Born In The USA, housed in a clear PVC sleeve. The disc remains clear & in Excellent condition with just a few faint scuffsover time. A great visual piece for the collector WA6342)
- Bruce Springsteen - Tunnel Of Love - UK - shaped picture disc - £35.00, $43.40, €39.90 (New Item) (arrived 23-Dec-2022 14:17)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Tunnel Of Love (1987 UK limited edition Postcard-Shaped Picture Disc single with the lyrics for both tracks printed on the back, also including Two For The Road. The disc looks barely played issued in a clear PVC sleeve)
- Bruce Springsteen - Human Touch - UK - picture disc LP - £40.00, $49.60, €45.60 (New Item) (arrived 23-Dec-2022 15:32)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Human Touch (1992 UK strictly limited edition 14-track LP Picture Disc with the album artwork on both sides, features Gloria's Eyes, Roll Of The Dice, The Long Goodbye and the fabuloustitle track! Housed in a stickered clear PVC sleeve)
- Bruce Springsteen - Better Days - UK - 12" picture disc - £30.00, $37.20, €34.20 (New Item) (arrived 27-Dec-2022 10:13)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Better Days (1992 UK limited edition 3-track 12" Picture Disc single, also including Part Man Part Monkey and a live version of Tougher Than The Rest recorded at the LA Sports Arena on 27th April 1988, housed in its original barcode-stickered clear PVC sleeve)
- Bruce Springsteen - Greetings From Asbury Park N.J - UK - vinyl LP - £12.00, $14.88, €13.68 (New Item) (arrived 10-Jan-2023 13:00)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Greetings From Asbury Park N.J. (Mid 1970s UK graduated orange label issue of the 1973 9-track LP, glossy picture sleeve with lyric insert. The sleeve shows some light edgewear and scuffing, whilst the vinyl looks barely played)